Let's face it, it was going to take a Christmas miracle to knock Call of Duty Black Ops 2
off the festive top spot in the UK charts. Despite a valiant but not quite miraculous effort from Far Cry 3
, which saw an 86 percent rise in sales on the back of meaty holiday discounts, the latest CoD ruled the roost once more to become this year's Xmas No 1, as well as the only game to top the UK charts for six weeks in a row in 2012.
That near-doubling of Far Cry 3
sales helped the open-world shooter leap over Hitman: Absolution
into second place. Otherwise it's much as you were for the UK's penultimate sales week, with the same collection of top ten games playing a very restrained, possibly hungover version of Musical Chairs.
You can find the UK top ten snoring loudly on the couch after the break.